Dublin Worldcon

Very much looking forward to attending Dublin Worldcon

As things stand, these are my programmed events…

Kaffeeklatsch

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Level 3 Foyer

Panel: What I learned along the way

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-3

Writing is a many wondrous thing filled with highs and lows, but those lows can be really tough to navigate either after a great success or after a lack of success. Rejection is something every writer has to face, but how do writers keep writing in the face of failure? What lessons have they learned along the way? Our panellists share the ups and downs of a writing life.

Ian R MacLeod (moderator), Aliette de Bodard, Nina Allan, Karl Schroeder (Tor Books), George Sandison (Titan Books)

Panel: The lack of technological progress in fantasy

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, ECOCEM Room

From the cotton gin to the printing press, technology doesn’t seem to advance in many fantasy worlds – despite hundreds of years of history in which an industrial revolution could happen. Why doesn’t it? Does magic replace the need for technology? What about the growth of magic-powered technology within a fantasy world? What does it take to get a little scientific progress?

Renee Sieber (McGill University) (moderator), Juliet E McKenna, J.S. Meresmaa, Ian R MacLeod

Autographs

19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)

Eric Choi, Ian R MacLeod, Jeanine Tullos Hennig, Stephen Jones

Reading (probably from something new…)

19 Aug 2019, Monday 13:00 – 13:50, Liffey Room-3

Everywhere & Nowhere out now

Pleased to say that my two volume “greatest hits” e-book collection, Everywhere & Nowhere is out now. Featuring fresh introductions and afterwords by yours truly and a generous selection of my best novellas and short stories going back over three decades. The links and tables of contents are here…

EVERYWHERE:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SKC16XM/
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/everywhere-3
Google: https://play.google.com/…/books/d…/Ian_R_MacLeod_Everywhere…
Apple: http://books.apple.com/gb/book/id1466119778

NOWHERE:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SG79H4Y/
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/nowhere-13
Google: https://play.google.com/…/bo…/details/Ian_R_MacLeod_Nowhere…
Apple: http://books.apple.com/gb/book/id1466126590

EVERYWHERE: VOLUME I OF THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS OF IAN R MACLEOD

CONTENTS:

Grownups
Breathmoss
New Light on the Drake Equation
The Master Miller’s Tale
Papa
Frost on Glass
Ephemera

NOWHERE: VOLUME 2 OF THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS OF IAN R MACLEOD

CONTENTS:

The Chop Girl
The Perfect Stranger
Hector Douglas Makes a Sale
Isabel of the Fall
Snodgrass
Nevermore
Tirkiluk
The Visitor from Taured
Nina-With-The-Sky-In-Her-Hair
Starship Day
Second Journey of the Magus
Re-Crossing the Styx
On The Sighting of Other Islands
Past Magic
The Crane Method
The Wisdom of the Group
Well-Loved
The Discovered Country

Alternate Peace now available

Alternate Peace, the new and very different alternate history anthology edited by Steven H Silver & Joshua B. Palmatier from Zombies Need Brains featuring my own story Selkie, along with stories from Harry Turtledove, Juliet E. McKenna and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, among others, is now available for pre-order. Please note, I’ve put the UK Amazon link in first, and the US second. If they don’t work from where you are, feel free to Google!

Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alternate-Peace-Harry-Turtledove-ebook/dp/B07RL3KDY8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=alternate+peace&qid=1559148296&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/Alternate-Peace-Harry-Turtledove-ebook/dp/B07RL3KDY8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=alternate+peace&qid=1559148382&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alternate-peace-juliet-e-mckenna/1131626276?ean=2940161486603

Nowhere (and Everywhere)

This is the front cover of Volume 2 of my “greatest hits” e-book collection, Nowhere (which follows on from Everywhere). I’m really pleased with this – thanks again to Dirk Berger (and a dash of Rene Magritte) for doing a brilliant job. More about the contents and availablity to follow.

 

Everywhere (& Nowhere)

This is what the front of volume 1 of my new e-book “greatest hits” short story collection Everywhere & Nowhere will look like. Other great images to follow, and thanks to Dirk Berger for doing such a fantastic job.

Ephemera… plus a Q&A

Nice to be the title story on the cover of the July/August, and, indeed, august edition of Asimov’s. My story follows a recent trend of mine, which involves destroying most if not all of mankind and life on Earth merely for the sake of telling an interesting story. You can find out more about it, and read an extract here:

http://www.asimovs.com

There’s also a Q&A about the story here…

Q&A with Ian R. MacLeod

 

2001: An Odyssey in Words

As a previous winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award for Year’s Best Novel, I’ve been very happy to contribute a new story to this upcoming collection, which celebrates Sir Arthur and his centenary in an anthology of new fiction all written in precisely 2001 words, edited by Tom Hunter & Ian Whates. The brief was both difficult and intriguing in equal measure, but the general consensus among contributing writers seems to have been that the restriction, and the obvious need to keep things taunt and on-subject, actually helped. It certainly did with me. My offering is called Ouroboros, and probably owes more to the famous Clarke story The Nine Billion Names of God than it does to E R Eddison’s elaborate heroic fantasy, much though I love both works. I’m also pleased to see that it’s already met its Kickstarter target, but you can keep track of progress (and contribute) here…